Specimen Information

Oreochromis aureus
Oreochromis aureus
(Blue Tilapia)
Fishes
Exotic

Specimen ID42133
GroupFishes
GenusOreochromis
Speciesaureus
Common NameBlue Tilapia
StatePA
CountyYork
LocalitySusquehanna River in the vicinity of the Brunner Island steam electric station
Mapping AccuracyAccurate
HUC8 NameLower Susquehanna
HUC8 Number02050306
HUC10 NameSusquehanna River
HUC10 Number0205030617
HUC12 NameHartman Run-Susquehanna River
HUC12 Number020503061702
Map
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Collection Day18
Collection Month9
Collection Year1984
Year AccuracyActual
Potential Pathwayescaped captivity aquaculture
Statuseradicated
Reference 1
Ref. Number:13710
Author:Skinner, W.F.
Date:1984
Title:Oreochromis aureus (Steindachner: Cichlidae), an exotic fish species, accidentallly introduced to the lower Susquehanna River, Pennsylvania.
Journal:Proceedings of the Pennsylvania Academy of Science
Volume:58
Pages:99-100
Reference 2
Ref. Number:13711
Author:Skinner, W.F.
Date:1986
Title:Letters to the editor: Susquhanna River tilapia.
Journal:Fisheries
Volume:11
Issue:4
Pages:56-57
Reference 3
Ref. Number:457
Author:Skinner, W.W.
Date:1987
Title:Report on the eradication of Tilapia from the vicinity of Brunner Island Steam Electric Station.
Publisher:Pennsylvania Power and Electric Co Allentown, PA.
Pages:18 pp
CommentsThis population the result of a blue tilapia and a blue tilapia hybrid that escaped from Pennsylvania Power and Light Company's Brunner Island Aquaculture Facility. Plant was temporarily shutdown in December 1986 to cool the river killing the tilapia. Cost was $96,000.
Record TypeSpecimen
Earliest Recordstate
DisposalThe Pennsylvania State University
Museum Cat Number1512, 1513
VerifierDr. Jay Stauffer, Jr.
Freshwater/MarineFreshwater
Number Collected31
Size76-141 mm TL


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